StandBy Support after Suicide (StandBy), a program of United Synergies, was established in 2002 and evolved from the need for a coordinated community response to suicide.
StandBy is recognised as one of Australia’s leading suicide postvention programs dedicated to assisting people and communities impacted by suicide. StandBy is a community-based
program that provides a 24/7 coordinated response to assist families, friends, frontline responders (e.g. GPs and emergency workers), workplaces, sporting teams, schools, funeral homes and witnesses who have been bereaved by or exposed to a suicide loss.
StandBy recognises both kin and non-kin groups with perceived closeness to the deceased as target demographics. StandBy operates nationally by partnering with local organisations, engaging their expertise within the community to deliver the most effective and culturally suitable support for each individual circumstance. Locally tailored community workshops and education programs are provided to increase awareness of suicide and suicide bereavement to help enable communities to support one another.
- People bereaved by suicide
- Government Funded
- Evidence Based
- Blended learning